Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando

Matthew J. Ahearn

Shareholder / Orlando
Fax:

(407) 423-1831

Trust and Estate Attorney Orlando

Matthew J. Ahearn

Attorney / Orlando
Fax:

(407) 423-1831

Email:

MAhearn@deanmead.com

About Matthew J. Ahearn

Mr. Ahearn is Board Certified in both Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive experience in the areas of estate and business succession planning, asset protection planning, charitable planning, and planning to minimize or avoid wealth transfer taxes. Mr. Ahearn handles all aspects of probate and trust administrations, including estate and gift tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service. He represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters.

 

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  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel: Fellow
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orlando Ballet, 2009-2015: Board of Directors, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
  • Central Florida Estate Planning Council, 2010-present: President, 2017-2018, Board Member, Treasurer
  • Florida Tax Institute: Board Member

  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1998
  • J.D.: Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, cum laude, 1997
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1993

  • Board Certified in Tax Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Named an Outstanding Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, 2019
  • Named an Outstanding Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating

  • Sweeping Changes You Need to Know: Impact of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Estate Planning, Dean Mead Tax Symposium, Orlando, Florida, January 31, 2018
  • Top 10 (or so) Mistakes We See in Estate Planning – and Tips to Avoid Them!, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL, November 5, 2015
  • A Potpourri of Tax Planning Ideas and Strategies, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL July 22, 2015
  • Business Succession Planning for the Next Generation, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL October 30, 2014
  • Tax Consequences of Trust & Estate Settlements and Modifications, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL, August 5, 2014
  • Estate Planning After the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL, March 13, 2013
  • The End of the Perfect Storm of Estate Planning is Nearing (maybe!) - Planning for the Remainder of 2012, Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, FL, May 23, 2012
  • The New Florida Power of Attorney Act, Estate Planning 2011 Florida Legislative Update, Dean Mead Seminar Series, June 21, 2011

  • Transitioning the Family Business: How to Create an Effective Succession Plan, co-authored with Brian Malec, published in i4 Business Magazine, April 2015 edition
  • Paradigm Shift in Estate Planning, published in Dean Mead "News & Views" e-Newsletter, February 28, 2013
  • The New Florida Power of Attorney Act, Estate Planning 2011 Florida Legislative Update, Dean Mead Seminar Series, June 21, 2011
  • The Perfect Storm Provides Opportunity for Transfer Tax Planning, Dean Mead e-Newsletter, March 2009
  • Never Say Never – The Estate Tax Will Be Repealed!, Dean Mead e-Newsletter, December 23, 2009

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